Auburn University celebrated the grand opening of its 72 million Recreation and Wellness Center last month Photo courtesy of Auburn University

Auburn University celebrated the grand opening of its $72 million Recreation and Wellness Center last month. Photo courtesy of Auburn University.

Auburn University Opens $72 Million Recreation Center

Auburn University's new 240,000-square-foot Recreation and Wellness Center features a five-story rock climbing wall and a 45-person tiger paw-shaped hot tub.

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, welcomed students back to campus with the grand opening of its 240,000-square-foot Recreation and Wellness Center last month.

The $72 million facility features a hot tub shaped like a tiger paw designed to hold up to 45 people, a five-story rock climbing wall and a one-third mile indoor track, which the university says is the longest in the country.

"This facility is uniquely Auburn," Jennifer Jarvis, director of campus recreat

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